Saturday, April 22 was a gorgeous blue sky day when 116 Coronado Democratic Club members and guests celebrated Earth Day at Feast and Fareway. The setting was enhanced by a delicious buffet brunch, beautiful centerpieces of succulents designed and donated by Denise Lyon, and the wonderful guitar music of Keith Prentiss that welcomed guests as they arrived.
The event began with the CoSA Tour Group singing three songs, including John Lennon’s “Imagine.” This talented group of high school students, filled with hopes and dreams, represents the generation most likely to be impacted by climate change.
Dr. Adam Aron, UCSD Professor and author of The Climate Crisis, gave the keynote address, sharing his insights on the social and psychological dynamics of addressing the consequences of global heating, how to shift scepticism about it, and how to take collective action. Amy Steward (Emerald Keepers), Serge Dedina (Wild Coast), and Laura Wilkinson (certified master composter) each provided guidance on earth-protecting actions available to individuals and groups.
Despite the sobering message about climate change, the event provided a great deal of fun and camaraderie. Club members and guests mingled, enjoyed brunch and the outstanding program, which concluded with a rousing “Call to Action” — a solo sung by Mary Munger Taylor, with special lyrics by Jenna McIntosh, and lively audience participation.
Kudos to the 2023 Blue Wave Brunch Committee: Jo Antrim, Judy Bambace, Edry Goot, Patricia Leahy, Susan Marrinan, Jenna McIntosh, Dawn Richards, Jill Rooney, Mary Munger Taylor, Peggy Thayer, and Laura Wilkinson.
The 2023 Blue Wave Brunch was an unforgettable experience and a reminder that NOW is the time for ACTION to save our planet, Mother Earth. It also demonstrated that the Coronado Democratic Club is motivated to take action on this and other issues of local and national importance.